My article in the guardian yesterday was about the central bank’s foreign reserves, what it means, and why we care about it. You can read it online here. Two things I did not mention in the article due to space constraints. First, its great that the foreign reserves are much higher than the lows we saw… Continue reading Much ado about the foreign reserves + Extras
Short thing I wrote for nairametrics on how larger domestic firms respond to protective trade policies. Online here.
The story of the current state of the Nigeria economy is not news. After over a decade of relatively strong economy growth, the economy hit headwinds, triggered by the collapse in the price of crude oil. The result of the crash was a recession, the first in two decades, combined with deterioration in the macroeconomic… Continue reading Mitigating the risks of collapse: Preparing for potentially unfortunate events in 2018.
SPOILER ALERT!!! If you have not seen the black panther movie and plan to then you should probably not read this post. Or maybe watch it first then read. In case you are too lazy to read this afterwards then the TLDR summary is this: the economics and politics in Wakanda are really bad and… Continue reading Toxic economics and politics: the black panther edition
The one where I continue my assault on ineffective trade policies. This time arguing that smallholder farmers don’t actually benefit much from protectionist trade protections. In the Guardian here.
If there’s one thing you remember from this article it’s this: The Nigerian economy cannot internally create enough jobs for the Nigerian people. My article in the guardian today.
My two cents on the herder-farmer crisis in the guardian today, in print or online here